Notes: Age limit: young divers are welcome on all routes provided they have the dive experience required. Childcare services are not available and parents are responsible for their minors onboard, therefore a regular diving trip is not recommend for young non-diving children.
Dive experience: In the marine parks, scuba divers must have an Advanced Open Water Diver licence or equivalent. Divers who have at least 50 logged dives and take the advanced course onboard may join these cruises too. For diving elsewhere in Egypt, a minimum of 20 logged dives is required.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers from local airport (see below), dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weightbelt and weights.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 107 per week), dive computer (US$ 54 per week), SMB, park and port fees (US$ 54 per week), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - EUR, or bank card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (wine and beer), espresso, torch (US$ 32 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 43 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Jessica's Red Sea liveaboard tours depart from Hurghada, Safaga or Port Ghalib. Once you arrive in Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport, a yacht representative carrying a 'Dune' signboard will meet you outside the arrivals hall, after you have passed through luggage collection and customs. Private transfers are provided form the local airport, and a collective minibus is used to transport any guests that need a transfer from Hurghada Airport to Port Ghalib (200 km/3.5 hours). For more details visit our Egypt travel information section.
Guests board on the first day after 2 pm. The first and last nights of the tour are spent in port. The last dive of the trip will be about 10 am on the penultimate day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Guests disembark at or before 10 am on the final day. If you plan to arrive early or depart late, the use of a day-use hotel is recommended.
Non-diver rate: US$ 54 discount.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin, or pay a supplement of 75% of the published price for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: 5% discount for groups of 10+ guests.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 10% discount from the total cruise price.
Add-on package: We recommend some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt to create a once-in-a-lifetime Red Sea diving vacation. Cairo museum's royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the River Nile, the Valley of the Kings, all of these and more can be added to your travel plans to make a perfect Egyptian adventure. Other activities such as 4x4 desert safaris, Bediouin visits, birding tours, and camel rides are also available.